By Morgan Bryce
Keep Opelika Beautiful’s biannual “Opelika Recycle and Shred Day” will return Oct. 20 from 8-11 a.m. at the Jeter Recycling Center.
Created in 2010, the event provides Opelika residents a way to dispose of unwanted items and further promote the organization’s ideals of beautification, litter prevention and recycling, according to KOB Director Tipi Miller.
“As an Opelika-based nonprofit, we are here to benefit the community. We really encourage citizens to come out for this great opportunity to perhaps get rid of some old paperwork or tax returns that they may have been holding on to for 20-30 years but didn’t have a way to dispose of them in a responsible manner,” Miller said.
There is a five-box limit on paper goods, however, Miller encourages patrons to fill up their car with other recyclable items including aluminum cans, cardboard, debris, glass, plastic, used cooking oil and more that can recycled on-site. KOB will donate the shredded paper to River Mill of Columbus.
For more information, call Miller at 334-749-4970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The recycling center is located at 665 Jeter Ave.